Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey tweeted today, thanking Ghana’s President for his effort in allowing Twitter to make its presence its presence on the continent a reality.
In the tweet, he said: “Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo. #TwitterGhana.
Also, he mentions that the possibility is now there for hiring roles in Twitter Ghana. Many of the locals will have the opportunity to work for Twitter in that country.
According to the information linked by Twitter’s CEO, the company will build a team in Ghana. Hiring will cut across several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing, and communications. For now, workers will operate remotely due to the pandemic but they will be called to the office once a physical building is available in Ghana.
The blog statement says that for Twitter to truly serve the public conversation, it must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversation that takes place every day across the African continent.
In 2019, Jack Dorsey visited Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Ethiopia. He was probably looking for space for a new shop. It is not surprising that Twitter picked Ghana first. The blog post says that Ghana is a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate.
Ghana also hosts the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). That indicates the country’s significance in establishing Twitter’s presence across Africa.
At the present time, Twitter has successful partnerships with several impactful African organizations in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and probably elsewhere. With the company on the continent, Africans can look for content and experiences more tailored to the people of Africa.